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Jack's Journal: Heart

Let's talk about heart. No, not that beating thing in your chest (although, I do care about that heart, too). The heart I want to talk about is intangible, it represents something instead of doing something. This heart is falling down 99 times and getting up 100. This heart is grinding through that intense day, even when you’re not feeling it from the moment you wake up. This heart commands you to get up when the world is shouting at you to stay down.

We all have heart, and we all have a heart. Training, or living a healthy lifestyle, tests both of these (some days, more so than others). There are instances where life does get in the way of your health and wellness, or perhaps there is an injury that you are trying to nurse back to health. I get it, that happens! However, there are many convenient reasons why our health and wellness comes second (or third, or fourth, etc.). My challenge to you is to make those reasons an exception, not the rule.

Much like your heart keeps you going everyday, heart drives your purpose everyday. Your goals are unique to you, they mean something to you! We all have our reasons behind the actions we take, but sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of our end goal. Take this moment to rekindle that flame! Without a challenge to overcome, our heart gets confused and we end up feeling worn out and burned out.

Your heart represents your passion and how hard you’re willing to work for it. By now, you know what you’re working toward and why. How hard are you willing to work to make that happen and keep it that way?

I’ve had my fair share of days where I could take the convenient way out (and believe me, I’ve wanted to). What stops me is my why. I look at exercise as making small deposits in an account that I can withdraw from later in life. Exercise is life; for me, it means I get to spend a little longer on this Earth! Put in those terms, it’s easy to remember why I’m grinding through a workout, because I’m improving my life!

We all have heart, some of us more than others. It doesn’t mean those of us with lesser heart are not willing to fight for what they want, it just means they are less connected to their passion and their why. Reconnect to why you’re doing what you are and reignite the flame of what it means to you, then you will have a stronger heart. Then, the next time you fall down or get knocked down, you will get back up.

If you’d like help setting and achieving your health and wellness goals, please contact Jack Zahn at to set up an appointment.

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